Fidel Agcaoili and Hernani Braganza


In photos: Hernani Braganza, panel member of the GRP, government panel head and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and NDF chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili.

ASKER, Norway — Minutes before signing the joint statement on the second round of talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, the heads of both Parties took a short break at the Holmenfjord Hotell here in Asker, a municipality part of the Akershus county in the Oslo region in Norway.

The signing of the joint statement took place around 2:00 in the afternoon (Oslo time).

The signing was also witnessed by members of the Filipino community. (


NDF chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili is the newly-appointed NDF chief negotiatior after Luis Jalandoni’s “long-standing request” for resignation was granted by the NDF leadership the night before the second round of talks. In this photo, Agcaoili is speaking to GRP panel member Hernani Braganza.


Fidel Agcaoili signs a shirt of a Filipino migrant who dropped by the hotel to witness the peace negotiations. Several Filipino migrant workers also joined the program organized by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process after the peace talks.


GRP panel member Hernani Braganza also signed the shirt.


GRP panel head and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III with Allen Bandiola (left) from the Filipino community.

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